Down and Grey ~ Lyrics

Written by Elli Hart

 

 

Kicked a can down an old dirt road cause you didn’t know where to go 

Shiftin through the dust and the penny rust and the oaks that line the road 

You got a baby on the way from a one time lay 

Things are adding up with no way to pay 

Troubles got you down and grey 

 

Swinging down that hammer in the old railyard got dirt smeared on your face 

It’s early up to rise even earlier to die just another man in the race 

Hard times finding you down every grave 

6 foot down and you can’t be saved 

Troubles got you down and grey 

 

Ooooooooooooo  Down and Grey  

Ooooooooooooo  Down and Grey

 

Livin like a ghost cause you’re lost and broke 

Can you hear what the poets say 

Making deals with the devil you’re a long time rebel 

He’s come to collect his pay 

Troubles got you down and grey 

Troubles got you down and grey 

 

They found him in the mornin’ heard the rooster warning that the man had died that day 

Left his cigarette burnin’, had a long time yearnin’ but time had slipped away 

They buried him down by the old oak tree, 

Said a few words and they all agreed 

Troubles got him down and grey  

Troubles got him down and grey

Troubles got him down and grey

 

Ooooooooooooo  Down and Grey

Ooooooooooooo  Down and Grey

 

Livin like a ghost cause you’re lost and broke 

Can you hear what the poets say 

Making deals with the devil you’re a long time rebel 

He’s come to collect his pay 

Troubles got you down and grey 

Troubles got you down and grey